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Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon (RBS Global Banking & Markets)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Fitzgibbon (Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

Harvard Business Review

It was Abraham Maslow who gave us that famous observation — “when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Men Who Get It: Jim Wall (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited)

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Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson Scott Page The Gender Dividend The Glass Hammer the global Chief Human Resources Officer Touche Ross University of Michigan

Voice of Experience: Yolande Piazza (Citi)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yolande Piazza (Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

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Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.”

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Voice of Experience: Birgit Neu (HSBC)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Birgit Neu (COO, Corporate Development, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience: Birgit Neu (HSBC

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Voice of Experience: Alison Rose (Royal Bank of Scotland)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Alison Rose (Head of Cofrporate Coverage and Client Management, EMEA, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Everybody Loves Bob – Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done

Strategy Driven

Hershman and Dr. Michael Hammer. The only way to survive in this ever-changing, expanding, globalizing economy is to continually adapt.

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Christie (American Express)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Christie (Chief Diversity Officer and VP, Global Executive, American Express) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

Harvard Business Review

In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Career planning Global business Personal effectiveness In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. In the U.S., It’s no wonder.

8 Ways to Have a Successful Partnership

Leading Blog

In a marketplace gone global, productive partnerships are more crucial than ever. Know your customer. Ask questions. Don''t figure it out.

Big-Project Engineers Have to Deal with Too Much Red Tape

Harvard Business Review

An estimated $12 trillion a year , approximately 16% of global GDP , is spent on capital projects globally. HBR STAFF. Insight Center.

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Harvard Business Review

Seeing compensation as the primary or only tool we can use to motivate high performance is like trying to build a house with only a hammer. As an example, I recently coached a leader who’s responsible for a global organization’s operations in an Eastern European country. Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like.

The Businesses That Platforms Are Actually Disrupting

Harvard Business Review

Uber’s global assault on the taxi industry is well known. They used new technology to hammer ad-supported media. Platforms are all the rage these days. Powered by online technologies, they are sweeping across the economic landscape, striking down companies large and small. And maybe you should jump on the platform bandwagon too.

All Hail the Generalist

Harvard Business Review

To begin, our highly interconnected and global economy means that seemingly unrelated developments can affect each other. In more straightforward language, a man with a hammer is more likely to see nails than one without a hammer. We have become a society of specialists. But what if this approach is no longer valid? Why's that?

The Long Road to “You’re Hired!”

Harvard Business Review

Chafkin relies on the nifty narrative technique of inverting eight entrepreneurship rules ("Think locally and globally – all at once," for example) to explain what went so terribly wrong. But unless you''re on hiring Ground Zero, it''s tough to understand exactly what this puzzle looks like, let alone how to put it together. Maybe so. Hirin

The Behavioral Science Behind the Negative TV Ads of Trump and Clinton

Harvard Business Review

In a series of conversations leading up to the U.S. The first half, under Clinton, is dark and foreboding. Then the tone shifts abruptly. Animals.

A Great Negotiator’s Essential Advice

Harvard Business Review

The Program on Negotiation (PON), an active Harvard-MIT-Tufts consortium, draws lessons from the world’s best negotiators. Master your brief. Educate.

The Great Collision

Harvard Business Review

Local, personal choices are colliding with their global, social consequences — and the result is futility, frustration, and fury. Here's a tiny question. What do you think most people really want? What do you think the average Jane — or even the less-than-average Joe — is capable of? So here's another question. Economy

The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

Harvard Business Review

In our experience, it can take several months for a company to hammer out its defini­tion of innovation. What’s the problem?

Green Police

Chris Brady

Government is like a sledge hammer. Maybe it had to do with all the pretty girls around. Maybe it was Robin Zander's voice. This is tragic. 

Today's Innovation Can Rise from Yesterday's Failure

Harvard Business Review

Within just a few weeks, we had triaged those ideas using current information to identify three major new global platforms for development.

Do Financial Regulators Have Principles?

Harvard Business Review

NFL fans collectively gasped when the hammer came down. Unfortunately that's not a luxury we have with the global financial system. And if the rules don't protect the game from clever exploiters, it tweaks the rules to make sure that, going forward, they do so. The contrast of the past two weeks could not be starker.

Why Rational People Can’t Succeed as Economic Forecasters

Harvard Business Review

Bullock and Warren Persons of the Harvard Economic Service, who are almost completely forgotten now but briefly wielded global influence. That sounds a lot like Philip Tetlock’s hedgehogs and foxes , where the people who keep hammering at it and don’t care if their forecasts are wrong are more likely to be wrong. Download this podcast.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

In addition to laying out an approach for making one-time improvements, Reengineering's high priest (the late Michael Hammer) had advice for organizations wanting to sustain improvement. What's more, the company helped develop Hammer's PEMM concept and is now training Lean managers. Consider this example. Operations Productivity BPM

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Is America Losing Its Edge in Clean-Energy Tech?

Harvard Business Review

In just the past few years, there has been a global boom in the wind and solar industries, with wind power's generating capacity expanding dramatically and companies competing to offer free solar panels to households. American companies have had to slash their margins to compete, and their share prices have been hammered as a consequence.

Balancing Push and Pull Approaches to Improvement

Harvard Business Review

An executive in the company's finance operations adopted a Six Sigma belt-driven approach to reduce costs in the company's global shared service centers. can often have a superior attitude and be zealots with a hammer, so that everything looks like a nail. Consider the competition between push and pull camps in a major oil company.

Four Winning Lessons from the Super Bowl

Harvard Business Review

It is also a great American export, being one of the most-watched sports activities globally, perhaps number two in the world. A virtue that will be tested this off season as the league and the players' union try to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement.) million viewers. Here are my favorite 4 quarters of ideas.

Don't Put Your Competitiveness in Jeopardy

Harvard Business Review

As publicity stunts go, having IBM's Watson beat the cognitive stuffing out of all-time Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings is the niftiest bit of artificial intelligence show biz since Deep Blue globally humiliated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. IBM's marketers apparently love promoting machines that make Mensa members look like morons.